Skip to comments.Barracuda jumps into kayak, bites woman in Keys
Posted on 10/18/2010 8:25:10 AM PDT by JoeProBono
KEY WEST - A woman remains hospitalized after being bitten in the chest by a barracuda while kayaking in the Florida Keys.
The Coast Guard says the 45-year-old woman and a male companion were kayaking Sunday evening near Big Pine Key when the fish jumped into the vessel and bit her....
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FILE PHOTO: Kayak Fishing For Barracuda
Caused by Global Climate Disruption; Bush’s fault.
I hate being bitten in the keys.
Bit in the keys? Are a woman’s keys called something else?
the big fish is in the house!
I got bitten in the islands once and it wasn’t funny.
Sarah ‘Barracuda’ Palin will never win the Presidency after this.
Yes, but it's not a polite term. You don't want to get yourself banned from FR for using the term unwisely.
I was bitten in the keyster once.
Last year I caught a tiger muskie in the Adirondacks, while fishing from a canoe with four lb. test fishing line. Took me 20 minutes to bring it to the boat and then it drilled a hole in the net. I didn't keep that fish, it had lots of big teeth and looked similar to the barracuda.
“Keys” is short for “keister”.
I’ve seen anchovies swarming and trying to escape baracudas by jumping out of the water ... followed up and out of the water by baracudas.
Hmmm ... Our Barak is now chasing the rich out of the water, while feeding on them.
Let’s be careful out there ...
there is a moose/sister bite joke here somewhere...
but’ i’ll be damned if I can find it
Is that a bank of clouds in the background of that file photo, or a snow-capped mountain range? It looks like mountains to me, and I didn’t think that ‘cuda were cold water creatures. Guess I might learn my ‘something’ for today ... happens everyday.
That was a ‘65 Plymouth Barracuda, btw.
Photo: Kayak fishing in Hawaii
Now I feel old ... as I can remember when the Baracuda sold new for $1600.
Caught(Hooked) about 3 last week, 2 were jumpers. They have a tendency to shoot out of the water when they run on a tight line. They also do the same when they go after bait fish. We cut them loose when they get close to the boat to prevent us from jumping around in the boat when we bring them in. 4’ with sharp teeth bouncing around can be a problem. I’ve caught them in waist high water off the causeway in Biscayne Bay years ago, with people swimming near by. I have also swam among them, we’re not in their food chain normally, but stay clear of the bait pods. :o)
Well, that would be it then. Thank you.
and the moral of the story.........don’t !u#@ around with no barracudas.....get the point el presidente!
A yellow jacket stung me in the keys the other day ... it was udderly painful.
Can’t blame the fish, I’ve gone for the same lures before myself.
1970 Plymouth Barracuda
1973 Plymouth Barracuda
The article didnt mention the size of the woman’s chest.
It was a strange weekend for violent animal stories. You have this barracuda story. Meanwhile, in the Cuyamacas east of San Diego, a fellow died from a rattlesnake bite, and in the Olympics, a hiker was killed by a mountain goat. Very odd.
I dove often in South Fla and ran into any number of Barracuda. They usually just look at you and swim off. I often swam towards them and could never get closer than where I started from. It’s amazing how dexterous they are, how effortlessly they move. Beautiful fish, but damned mean looking teeth.
If she’s anything like my ex, she had 50 keys and assorted keychains and a couple of Vera Bradley wallets and coin purses hanging off that central core key chain. She’ll be okay, no animal could bite through those keys...
You often swarm TOWARD a school of Barracuda?
South Florida Barracuda Fishing
swarm = swam
Which pocket were the keys in?
“I got bitten in the Islands once and it wasn’t funny”.
Next time, wear a Speedo and don’t expose your “islands”. Just a thought.
They don’t have much fear either - I don’t think they have much in the way of natural predators coming after them.
I’ve had them follow me like curious puppy dogs. That’s just a peculiar feeling - look back, big toothy fish back there - swim a 50 yards, look back, still right there.
You’re not supposed to wear shiny jewerly, watches, etc so they not induced to snap at it. But most second-stage regulators (you know the one, right on top of the tank near the back of your neck - are extremely ‘shiny’)
I mean first stage - second stage goes in your mouth!
better to be bitten in they keys than in the swimsuit area.
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